Kentucky vs. Georgia Prediction
Can No. 10 Georgia bounce back from its first loss of the season when the Bulldogs play host to Kentucky on Saturday at 6PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
375 Kentucky vs. 376 Georgia
Saturday, October 19, 2019
6PM ET – Sanford Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Georgia is the clear favorite in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -25 points against Kentucky. The over/under total for the game is listed at just 46.5 points. The public betting currently has 78 percent going on Georgia as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wildcats end losing streak
Kentucky put an end to a three-game losing streak last weekend with a 24-20 win at home over Arkansas. The Wildcats are now 3-3 on the season, 1-3 in the SEC, 4-2 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under total.
The Wildcats are not anything too special on offense or defense. Kentucky is putting up 23.5 points and 384.3 yards per game, while the defense is allowing 23.7 points and 380.7 yards per contest. Kentucky has had QB injuries be a problem this year and Sawyer Smith is dealing with a shoulder injury, but he is expected to play on Saturday after missing the last few games. He has thrown for 665 yards and four touchdowns this year. Asim Rose is the team’s leading rusher with 420 yards and two scores while Lynn Bowden Jr. has 30 receptions for 348 yards and a score.
Georgia stunned at home
The Bulldogs were off to a 5-0 start to the season, but are coming off a surprising 20-17 loss to South Carolina at home in double OT last week. Georgia is now 5-1 overall, 2-1 in the SEC, 3-3 against the spread and 4-2 with the under.
Georgia has been solid on both sides of the ball this year, though the offense came up short last week. The Bulldogs have been giving up just 12.3 points and 281.7 yards per game this year while putting up 38.5 points and 505.2 yards per game on offense. Jake Fromm has thrown for 1,371 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense while D’Andre Swift has 573 rushing yards and five touchdowns. George Pickens is the leading receiver with 19 catches for 283 yards and two scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Wildcats are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games in October, but 4-0 ATS in their last four following a win.
The Bulldogs have covered the spread in six of their last seven conference games, but are just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
Georgia has dominated this series. The Bulldogs have won nine straight against Kentucky while covering the spread in the last six meetings. After the loss last week, one would expect a fired up Georgia team at home. One thing to be worried about is that Kentucky has been able to keep pace with most opponents this year. However, I think they drew the short straw here. Had Georgia not been upset last week, I would feel good about Kentucky covering a big spread. However, I look for the Bulldogs to be woken up and roll over the Wildcats.
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